Gavin Henson will hand Wales a timely boost with his Ospreys return this weekend.
Grand Slam winner Henson, 26, has been sidelined for five months following ankle surgery.
But the British Lions star is in the Ospreys' squad for the clash with Ulster on Saturday, putting him in line for the autumn series for Wales in November.
Ospreys coach Sean Holley said: "Gavin is likely to start on the bench. He's trained really hard and it's been a positive comeback for him.
"He's in a really great place mentally and has approached his rehab in a very mature manner. He's grown up and has a solid family life - that's helped.
"It's great timing for both Gavin and for us with so many important matches coming up. Game-time is the next step for him."
Henson's recovery is a huge boost for Wales coach Warren Gatland who must wait on Ospreys team-mate Mike Phillips after the scrum-half suffered a minor setback from knee reconstruction last week.
Wales face South Africa on November 8 before clashes with Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Shane Williams could return having missed the defeat to Leinster with a leg injury but Lee Byrne is a doubt with a stomach upset.
Ospreys Squad: Lee Byrne, Tommy Bowe, Shane Williams, Nikki Walker, Andrew Bishop, Gavin Henson, James Hook, Daniel Biggar, Rhodri Wells, Rhys Webb, Duncan Jones, Paul James, Adam Jones, Huw Bennett, Richard Hibbard, Ian Gough, Andrew Lloyd, Alun-Wyn Jones, Ian Evans, Jonathan Thomas, Tom Smith, Ryan Jones, Marty Holah.
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Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.